State

November 26, 2018 - 11:05 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey had barely won a third term in office before the Pennsylvania Democrat began saying he's open to the idea of running for president in 2020. On Monday, Casey's campaign released a memo making the case for Casey's electoral effectiveness in a state that was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a campaign rally for Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia. With Wolf’s second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania’s Capitol is how Republicans who control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election. The Republican majorities remain substantial, but they’re going to be the smallest since Wolf became governor in 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 17, 2018 - 10:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania's Capitol is how Republicans who control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election. The Republican majorities remain substantial,...
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U.S. Sen.Bob Casey, D-PA, right, and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta prepare before their first debate, Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, in the studio of WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Casey, 58, of Scranton, is seeking a third six-year term. Barletta, 62, of Hazleton, is in his fourth term in Congress. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
October 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, ended in a personal and emotional exchange. Saturday's hour-long debate was at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. In his closing, Barletta raised the issue of a Casey TV...
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October 19, 2018 - 9:32 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained flat in September at a nearly two-decade low, as payrolls rose to a record high. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent last month, the lowest point since...
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In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, Dennis Parada, right, and his son Kem Parada stand at the site of the FBI’s dig for Civil War-era gold in Dents Run, Pennsylvania. The FBI says the excavation came up empty, but the Paradas believe investigators might have found the legendary gold cache. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
October 08, 2018 - 10:50 pm
DENTS RUN, Pa. (AP) — A father-son pair of treasure hunters are challenging the FBI's position that nothing was found during an excavation aimed at uncovering a fabled cache of Civil War-era gold. Dennis and Kem Parada say they believe dozens of gold bars might have been buried in the woods near...
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FILE - In a Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. Cosby’s lawyers want a court to overturn the actor’s conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case because of what they call a string of trial errors. The defense motion argues that trial Judge Steven O’Neill erred in declaring Cosby a sexually violent predator who should be imprisoned to protect the community. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
October 07, 2018 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn the actor's conviction and three- to 10-year prison sentence because of what they call a string of errors in his sex assault case. The defense motion argued that trial Judge Steven O'Neill erred in declaring Cosby...
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October 04, 2018 - 9:41 am
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania funeral director who took photos of corpses to gross out her friends and relatives has been spared a prison term. Angeliegha (an-jah-LEE'-ah) Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years probation after she pleaded guilty to 16 counts of abuse of a corpse...
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This image provided by the Department of Defense shows Army Pfc. Willard Jenkins. The remains of the U.S. Army paratrooper killed in World War II have been returned to his Pennsylvania hometown, 74 years after he died in the battle chronicled in the 1977 film "A Bridge Too Far." (Department of Defense via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army paratrooper killed in World War II have been returned to his Pennsylvania hometown, 74 years after he died in the battle chronicled in the 1977 film "A Bridge Too Far." On Sept. 20, 1944, Army Pfc. Willard "Bud" Jenkins was hit twice by enemy fire as...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows Bill Cosby, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 10:20 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Pennsylvania corrections officials say Bill Cosby will serve his sentence at a new state prison in the Philadelphia suburbs. The Department of Corrections provided details of Cosby's incarceration...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Centre County, Pa., District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings in an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, as his parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, second and third from left, stand nearby during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A group of parents, including Jim Piazza, whose children were killed during fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity leaders themselves in an effort to band the generations-old initiations involving binge drinking and beatings that sometimes turn deadly. (Abby Drey /Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 7:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Piazza and Marquise Braham told their parents they just wanted to make some new friends by joining fraternities while away at college. Neither got much of a chance: They died before their 20th birthdays, after brutal fraternity hazing rituals. Now their parents are launching...
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